Committee Membership Information


Dr. Michael L. Galyean - (Chair)
Texas Tech University

Dr. Galyean is the Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (April 2012-present), a Horn Professor (since 2006), and the Thornton Distinguished Chair in beef cattle nutrition at the Department of Animal and Food Sciences (1998-present) at Texas Tech University. He joined the faculty at Texas Tech in 1998 and served as the chair of the university?s Animal Care and Use Committee from 2002-2006. Previously, he was assistant professor, associate professor, and professor in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences at the New Mexico State University (NMSU) from 1977-1990; professor and superintendent on the NMSU Clayton Livestock Research Center from 1990-1996; and professor of animal science at West Texas A&M University and the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station in Amarillo from 1996-1997. Dr. Galyean and his students and colleagues have authored 226 peer-reviewed journal articles, 56 invited papers and book chapters, and numerous other published proceedings, progress reports, experiment station articles, and abstracts. Twenty-nine MS students, 32 PhD students, and 9 post-doctoral research associates have worked under his guidance, and his research has been supported by more than $2.6 million in grant funds. His awards include the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Outstanding Researcher Award (2004, 2005), the President?s Academic Achievement Award (2005) from Texas Tech and his appointment as a Horn Professor in 2006. He also received the Animal Management Award from the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) in 2006, and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Service and Outreach Award from Texas Tech in 2007. He was named a Fellow of the ASAS (2010) and was given the Morrison Award by the ASAS (2012). He is a member of the ASAS, the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists, the American Dairy Science Association, and the American Society for Nutritional Sciences. Dr. Galyean served as a member of the National Research Council?s Committee on Animal Nutrition and Subcommittee on Beef Cattle Nutrition. He was President of the Western Section of the ASAS and three times a member of the Board of Directors of ASAS. In addition, he served three terms on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Animal Science, one 3-year term as a Section Editor, and was Editor-in-Chief from 2002-2005. From 2006-2009, he served as President-Elect, President, and Past-President of ASAS. He holds a BS degree in agriculture from NMSU, and a MS degree in animal science and a PhD in animal nutrition, both from Oklahoma State University.


Dr. Ronald P. Lemenager
Purdue University

Dr. Lemenager is a professor of animal science in the Department of Animal Sciences at Purdue University. His research program is focused on beef cow-calf nutrition and management, particularly on the energy and protein requirements of gestating and lactating cows and the interaction of nutrition and reproduction; and on beef feedlot nutrition and management, particularly on the factors that affect beef marbling, tenderness, and muscle and adipose accretion. His extension program is aimed at developing beef production and marketing strategies that will consistently meet consumer expectations for high quality beef and increase producer profits. He has served as a director and President of the Midwest Section of the American Society of Animal Science, member of Production Research and Producer Education Committees of the National Cattlemen?s Beef Association, and as a director of on the Executive Beef Board of the Indiana Beef Cattle Association. Dr. Lemenager is a recipient of the Purdue University Outstanding Teacher and Counselor Awards and the American Society of Animal Science Midwest Section Teaching Award. He also received the College of Agriculture Team Award (Ethanol Co-products Team) from Purdue University and the Special Award from Purdue University Cooperative Extension Specialist's Association (PUCESA) in 2009; and the Special Contribution and Service Award (2008) and Outstanding Cattleman Award (2012) from the Indiana Beef Cattle Association. He holds a BS degree from the University of Illinois and MS and PhD degrees from Oklahoma State University.


Dr. Terry Engle
Colorado State University

Dr. Engle is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University. His teaching responsibilities include Vitamin and Mineral Metabolism, Animal Metabolism, and other courses. Engle?s research interests include mineral metabolism in ruminants, with primary emphasis on the role of minerals and other nutrients on immune response, disease resistance, and lipid metabolism. He is also interested in the molecular aspects of mineral absorption and transport. He has published 78 refereed manuscripts, 84 abstracts, and 33 other technical and lay publications, as well as given 78 invited presentations at symposia, professional meetings, or workshops. He is a member of the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) and was a member (2005) and chair (2006) of the ASAS Western Section Symposium Committee; the American Society for Nutritional Sciences; the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine; Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture; the American Registry of Professional Animals Scientists; and Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society. In 2010, he received the Early Career Achievement Award from ASAS. He earned his BS and MS degrees in animal science from Colorado State University in 1993 and 1996, and his PhD in nutrition from North Carolina State University in 1999.


Dr. Galen E. Erickson
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Erickson is the Nebraska Cattle Industry Professor of Animal Science, at the Animal Science Department, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His program focuses on two main areas: biofuels coproduct feeds utilized by beef cattle and nutrition-environmental interactions with a focus on nitrogen and phosphorus. His research group has established feeding values for numerous different types of coproduct feeds that are widely used by the beef industry (primarily finishing beef cattle) and is currently evaluating optimal dietary ingredients such as grain processing, forage type and amounts, as well as other nutritional and management challenges related to finishing cattle. His awards include the following: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources Dinsdale Faculty Award (2005); Wendall Burgher Beef Industry Award (2007-2009); Midwest American Society of Animal Science Young Outstanding Researcher Award (2009); and the American Society of Animal Science Early Career Achievement Award (2009). Dr. Erickson is a member of the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS); American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists; Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society; Gamma Sigma Delta, Honor Society of Agriculture; Phi Beta Delta, Honor Society for International Scholars, Alpha Phi Chapter; and Council of Agricultural Science and Technology. He was Chair of the Midwest ASAS Beef Extension Committee (2007-2009) and the Odor and Nutrient Management Committee (2004-2006). He has published 81 journal publications, 6 book chapters, 26 abstracts, and 411 producer publications. Since 2002, he has been a University of Nebraska Fellow for the Center for Great Plains Studies and a member of the University of Nebraska Interdepartmental Nutrition Program. He currently serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Animal Science. He received his BS degree from Iowa State University (Ames) in 1995 and his MS and PhD degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1997 and 2001.


Dr. Joel Caton
North Dakota State University

Dr. Caton is a ruminant nutritionist and a professor in the Animal Sciences Department at North Dakota State University (NDSU) where he also serves as co-director of the Center for Nutrition and Pregnancy. For the past 24 years, he has conducted research and taught courses in ruminant nutrition and digestive physiology. His research focus includes the following: maternal nutrition, developmental programming, and offspring outcomes; growth, development, and function of the gastrointestinal tract; selenium nutrition, metabolism, and biofortification; and strategic supplementation, protein metabolism, and forage and coproduct utilization. Dr. Caton's research program has produced numerous publications and has been support by grants from federal, state, and industry partners. In addition, he has advised or co-advised 36 graduate students and 5 postdoctoral fellows. He received the NDSU College of Agriculture's Research Award in 2003 and the National AFIA Ruminant Nutrition Award from the American Society of Animal Science in 2004. He received his BS degree from New Mexico State University in 1981, his MS degree from University of Missouri in 1983, and his PhD in ruminant nutrition from New Mexico State University in 1987.


Dr. Noel A. Cole
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Dr. Cole is a supervisory research animal scientist at the Conservation and Production Research Laboratory of the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Bushland, Texas. He has worked for the ARS since 1977 and has conducted research on the effects of nutrition and management on the stress response and nutrient status of transported feeder cattle and subsequent effects on animal health and performance (1977-1996) and on the effects of nutrition and management on nutrient excretion, manure management, and ammonia and greenhouse gas emissions from beef cattle feedyards (1996-present). Dr. Cole has received research grants from industry, state, and federal governments totaling more than $3 million. He has authored or coauthored over 280 publications including 80 referred journal papers and also given over 100 oral presentations regarding his research to producer and scientific groups in 20 states, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, and Thailand. His honors include being awarded the West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) Agricultural Department Graduate of Distinction Award (2006), the Advanced Degree Graduate of Distinction from the Department of Animal Science at Oklahoma State University (2007), and the USDA-ARS Southern Plains Area Senior Scientist of the Year (2010). He has received the Animal Management Research Award (2005), the Ruminant Nutrition Research Award (2011), and the Research Fellow Award (2009) from the American Society of Animal Science. He received his BS degree in agriculture (animal science option) with a minor in biology from WTAMU in 1971. He received his MS degree in animal science and PhD in animal nutrition with a minor in biochemistry from Oklahoma State University (Stillwater) in 1973 and 1975.


Dr. Clinton R. Krehbiel
Oklahoma State University

Dr. Krehbiel is a professor of animal science and the Dennis and Marta Endowed Chair (2009-present) at Oklahoma State University (OSU). Before joining OSU as an assistant professor in 2000, Dr. Krehbiel was an assistant professor at New Mexico State University from 1996-1999. His research interests include: tissue and whole-animal energy and protein metabolism in ruminants; regulation of lipid metabolism; impact of animal health and immune function of animal growth and carcass merit; nutritional/management strategies of adapting and subsequently feeding beef cattle on high-concentrate diets while minimizing risk of metabolic disorders; and systems research to improve efficiency of nutrient utilization by growing and finishing ruminants. He received the American Society of Animal Science Southern Section Outstanding Young Animal Scientist Award (Research) in 2005; the Oklahoma State University Department of Animal Science Tyler Award in 2005; the James A. Whatley Award for Meritorious Research in Agricultural Science in 2006; and the Gamma Sigma Delta Experienced Research Scientist Award of Merit in 2008. He is a member of the American Dairy Science Association; the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists; the American Society of Animal Science (he served as Director-at-Large from 2009-2012); Gamma Sigma Delta, OSU (he served as Chapter President from 2006-2007); Plains Nutrition Council (he served as President from 2007-2008); and Sigma Xi, OSU Chapter (he served as President from 2007-2008). Dr. Krehbiel has published over 90 journal articles, 4 book chapters, 42 proceedings papers and over 101 experiment station publications. He obtained his BS degree in animal science and industry and his Master?s degree in animal science and industry (animal nutrition) from Kansas State University in 1988 and 1990, and his doctorate in animal science (animal nutrition) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1994.


Dr. Karen Beauchemin
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Dr. Beauchemin is a senior research scientist at Agriculture and Agri-Food (AAFC) Canada?s Lethbridge Research Centre in Alberta and adjunct professor at the University of Alberta and the University of Saskatchewan. Before her career in research, Dr. Beauchemin spent three years in the feed industry. She obtained a PhD in ruminant nutrition at the University of Guelph (1988), an MSc in animal nutrition at Universit� Laval (1982), and her BSc in agriculture at McGill University (1978). Dr. Beauchemin has developed a broad based research program to improve feed utilization of cattle and reduce environmental impact of beef and dairy production. She is recognized for her expertise in the areas of ruminal acidosis, rumen function, fiber requirements of cattle, and mitigation of enteric methane emissions. Throughout her career, Dr. Beauchemin has published 203 original referred scientific papers, 20 book chapters, 19 authoritative reviews, and numerous other non-refereed publications. She has been a speaker at numerous scientific and industry meetings. She is a member of the American Society of Animal Science, the American Society of Dairy Science (ADSA), and the Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS). She is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the ADSA Forage Award (2005), the AAFC Gold Harvest Award of Excellence (2007), the CSAS Excellence in Nutrition and Meat Science Award (2009), the ADSA Applied Dairy Nutrition Award (2010), and the Bertebos Prize from the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry (2011).


Dr. Luis D. Tedeschi
Texas A&M University

DR. LUIS O. TEDESCHI Dr. Tedeschi is an associate professor in the Department of Animal Science and Texas AgriLife Research at Texas A&M University. He is also a member of the Intercollegiate Faculty of Nutrition at Texas A&M University. He conducts research on energy and nutrient requirements of grazing and feedlot animals, growth biology and bioenergetics, chemical composition and kinetics of fermentation of feeds, modeling and simulation of decision support systems, and evaluation of mathematical models. He has also collaborated with researchers overseas to develop mathematical models for small ruminants, such as sheep and goats. Dr. Tedeschi has been an active developer of submodels and a contributor to the Cornell Net Carbohydrate and Protein System and the Cattle Value Discovery System. He has published more than 115 peer-reviewed articles and has presented in more than 70 conferences and workshops in modeling nutrition worldwide. He is a member of the American Society of Animal Science, the Brazilian Society of Animal Science, Feed Analysis Consortium, the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists, and the System Dynamics Society. He received his BS degree in agronomy engineer and his MS degree in animal and forage sciences from the University of S�o Paulo (Brazil) at Escola Superior de Agricultura "Luiz de Queiroz", campus Piracicaba, in 1991 and 1996, and his PhD degree in animal science from Cornell University in 2001.


Dr. Joan H. Eisemann
North Carolina State University

Dr. Eisemann is a Professor of Nutrition at North Carolina State University. She was raised in Pennsylvania. She received her B.S. degree from the University of Connecticut in Nutritional Sciences, and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University in Animal Nutrition and Nutritional Biochemistry, respectively. After completing her degrees, she went to the Ruminant Nutrition Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland as a postdoctoral research associate. In 1984, she joined the Agricultural Research Service as a Research Physiologist at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center, NE. In 1991 she joined the Department of Animal Science at North Carolina State University as an Associate Professor. In 2000 she spent five months as a visiting scientist at The Babraham Institute in Cambridge, England. Her primary research interest is the regulation of nutrient partitioning in growing animals. Her research has encompassed aspects of nutrition, physiology and endocrinology of growing ruminants and swine. She teaches courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level in the subject areas of animal nutrition, growth and development, and amino acid metabolism. She served as a Member of the Scientific Board of the Institute of Nutrition of the University of North Carolina. Dr. Eisemann has been active in affairs of the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) and the American Society for Nutritional Sciences serving on numerous committees. She is also a member of Gamma Sigma Delta. Activities associated with ASAS include service on the editorial board and as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Animal Science. She served also as a member of the ASAS Board of Directors. Dr. Eisemann served on several USDA, NRI grant evaluation panels. She served as a member of the National Research Council Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources.